TIA Renews Search for Home Base; Conley Resigns
It?s been a busy week for the Toy Industry Association. The association revoked its decision to make Manhattan?s 100 Church Street the new home of the toy industry. A new location for the 2006 American International Fall Toy Show is expected by December 15, 2005. A search for a new president also is underway after Tom Conley resigned for personal reasons. Conley will stay on until March 1, 2006, to guide the association through Toy Fair and the transition to the new leadership.
TLC Extends Expertise to Food and Beverage Business
The Licensing Company created a new worldwide Food & Beverage Division within its consumer brand extension business in response to the rising visibility of branded foods within the licensing industry. The company also recently signed on the Jelly Belly Candy Company with plans to extend the flavor, message, and fun personality of this brand into categories such as ice cream, desserts, fashion accessories, and home d